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Aug 28, 2013 6:30pm PDT
surviving presidents, george bush and george w. bush were all -- were unable to attend. president obama began addressing the crowd a few moments ago. >> we rightly and best remember dr. king's soaring oratory that they. how he gave a mighty voice to the quiet hopes of millions, how he offered a celebration path -- salvation path. his words along to the ages. investing a power and prophecy unmatched in our times. >> our correspondent is in washington at the celebrations. can you give us a flavor of the atmosphere there today? >> it is a very special atmosphere. tens of thousand of people turned up in spite of the bad weather. john lewis, the only man, civil rights activist, who stood here 50 years ago with mart luther king. we had actors, jamie foxx and oprah winfrey spoke. all very well receed from this ry mixed crowd, but as you can imagine, the stars here were the three presidents. you don't get to see three presidents speaking in the space of 45 minutes that often and the biggest of them all, we can still see behind me the first african-american president here in the united states, b
SFGTV2
Aug 14, 2013 12:30pm PDT
in the backroom deals -- >> even movements can be cloistered. i remember a dinner during the george w. bush administration in southern california. it was norman lear and his wife, larry david, bob scheer. they were sitting around w eeping in their expensive soup about the fact that we were living in hell. rupert murdoch on the media. george bush was president. norman lear had his pulse on american culture for 30 years. why cannot figure out how to deal -- deliver a message that is important and happening? >> that is important. we can find messages that speak to people where they are. they can also have some satire like stewart or colbert. there is the idea of exposing with satire. it opens people's eyes to the hypocrisy and corruption of our politics. the problem is you want the captivating stories and images and vocabulary, but a lot of the colbert-stewart stuff is so absurd and over the top that people do not want to get engaged. >> that is where a large number of people get their news. >> i think the obama campaign was a pivotal point, bringing people in. now they leave. there is the pos
CNN
Aug 31, 2013 3:00pm PDT
is doing is exactly what george w. bush did in the fall of 2002 when he went before the general assembly and said the international community has to take its responsibility for disarming hussein. >> i have to take a break. george w. bush also said i'm giving you hussein, one more chance before i invade your country. >> that in effect is what the president is doing right now. >> can i say, i misspoke earlier and said the secretary of state and the president went to play golf, it was the vice president. you don't like that. >> this doesn't look good. there was a moment when hillary clinton was secretary of state, she was going to istanbul for a conference on syria. she stopped in south africa and cut a rug on the dance floor in south africa. many people in the region war wondering what kind of behavior is this. we now have the president, this a somber moment in the life of our country and region and 1400 people have been killed in this attack, it's good to forego the golf course. >> no one is denying, all adult, everyone needs to relax but you have to be at least aware of the optics. >> yo
FOX News
Aug 7, 2013 2:00pm PDT
was incredibly reasonable last night when discussing the nsa and i think if you replaced him with george bush, nobody would be complaining. george bush would have said the same. >> not on jay leno. >> you act like a hypocrite, you condemn him because it came out of his mouth. having said that, there's an overwhelming amount of chaos inside and outside this country. president obama takes on the role of a calm pilot, weaving the plane through the storm. the problem is his policies. you can argue about being on jay leno. that's not the problem, the problem is he should be doing something about bigger issues like joblessness, which is a fact that he is not at all engaged in the fracking issue which would do a lot to reduce strife in the middle east, lower the four buck, five gallon buck of gas. not ragging on him for playing basketball. what a bunch of baby games. >> i push back a little, too. i don't have a problem with him playing golf on free time, but when you close 22 embassies, pull that many american diplomats off line. >> he hasn't come out in an official presidential press conference to
FOX News
Aug 28, 2013 9:00pm PDT
-related elements may, in fact, take charge of the country? president george w. bush was hounded by the press over these questions. if he had to answer, so should barack obama. here in stud quo is fox news channel's own colonel oliver north. his new book out in paperback today. >> it is a must read for barack obama. he needs to read this one. it's about a president who forgets about 9/11. guess what's three weeks away? >> my concern is, first of all, this has been going on for 30 months. 100,000 killed. >> over 100,000 dead. over 250,000 wounded. 2.3 million people in refugee camps along the turkish, syrian border. now flowing into iraq. it's an unmitigated disaster that the consequence of this administration's naive approach that all you need is an election in a country that's never had democratic traditions, no institutions and this so-called arab spring. every single country that's experienced this from tunisia in the west to syria in the east, people are worse off than they were before. that includes egypt, the most populous arab country. it's a disaster. >> they have telegraphed that it would
FOX News
Aug 1, 2013 10:00am PDT
was one of the people, we referred to george bush as king george a lot of us. that's how we saw george bush and his administration. i really don't think there's much of a threat to the checks and balances. it's no more a threat to our democracy than the senate or the senate rule and filibuster, t the -- one senator's ability to hold a nomination of the president up. the need to get 67 votes in the senate, to get anything done. all these things are the checks and balances and any president deserves -- needs -- he's the only one elected nationwide. no one else is, all the senators and members and districts are states. he's got to use that power to get what he wants done. then, yes, the other checks and balances and the courts can step in. i don't think there's anything -- this is not unusual. obama is not doing anything any other president, particularly george bush didn't do. >> mark, to joe's point there, the president has to use his power to get things done. lot of people say that involves building relationships on capitol hill persuading people with meetings and consensus. the critici
CNBC
Aug 9, 2013 7:00pm EDT
over a decade ago after 9/11 where george bush to get the patriot act through. huge battles. i want to know is obama ready? does he have the stomach to go into a legislative battle such as he's going to have to have? he wants this committee to report in 60 days that's going to fix the foreign surveillance court, 60 days. he's also got obama care coming up in 60 days and also a continuing resolution coming bin 60 days. do you think he has the stomach for this? >> no. he hasn't shown the character or shown the leadership to be able to do this because look that. he did this press conference on a friday. on a friday afternoon during the middle of august when hoping some people weren't watching and i think the real reason why he did this press conference and why it was so much about the nsa and the spying, was because he saw his negatives in the polling going up over 50%. there's several national polls right now that have his disapproval ratings over 50% and he's got real problems with his base and he was talking to his base today. he was saying know the spying is not that bad. the worst
FOX News
Aug 31, 2013 10:00am PDT
that from george w. bush w who will not enter into the fray of this but understands what president obama is going through. he has been in that oval office. making these tough calls. there is only a few living americans who will understand how difficult these positidecis are. >> we are given the heads up of 1:15 eastern time for this statement. as often happens, with this white house, it is a bit delayed. we don't have a two-minute warning as of yet. we are back with our panel, chris wallace and ollie north. what do you expect him to say? is this more laying out the case? >> i think we will probably -- with a situation where he will announce he will continue to deliberate on this and will try to build some relationships. my guess is because the window is so narrow. you would have to do this tomorrow night. sunday might. because he is not going to do it before he briefs the rest of the members of congress. that's going to be tomorrow. he is going to leave monday night for sweden and then -- but -- that gives him essentially sunday night or monday night to make the attack. you probably don'
PBS
Aug 29, 2013 11:30pm PDT
irony if president obama looks a little like george bush by engaging in a limited military strike in syria. therefore drawing united states deeper into another middle east conflict. >> irony, indeed. the white house indicated it may not wait for the united nations weapons inspectors to return from syria to present findings, emphasizing they will not be swayed by the u.n.. with other allies now saying they will not join any strike, and the united nations security council said to me in a few days -- set to meet in a few days, if washington goes soon it could find itself acting alone. >> the briefing just broke up. has the white house got the backing he needs here at home, if not abroad? like that is a question that will be answered in the coming hours. what we do know is smooth the evidence they presented, they actually said that bashar al- assad's brother may have been involved in the chemical weapons attack alleged on eastern damascus. they said they have intercepted some sort of calls and such removal in before the attack as well. this has not swayed some members of congress, key
ABC
Aug 6, 2013 5:00pm PDT
that are now called for games to be boycotted n san francisco, abc 7 news. >> former president george w. bush expected to be released from the hospital after undergoing a heart procedure, doctors discovered a blockage and today, insert aid stent to open it. the 67-year-old expected to resume normal activities on thursday. carolyn johnson is here with more on the type of procedure. here is a look at the human heart. the reason people typically get a stent is because plaque build up that is formed by ldl cholesterol in the blood that can accumulate over time with no symptoms. in the type of procedure+dv the stent is inserted into an artery to clear the blockage open it, helping blood flow unobstructed. the representatives say his prob jemz -- problems showed up during a stress test. but stress tests not usually routine in patients with no symptoms. raising questions about possible overtreatment of people start to expect stress tests. >> a concern is that some high end clinics starting to do stress tests without then you find something. >> there are warning signs. they can be subtle. talk to yo
CBS
Aug 10, 2013 6:00pm PDT
of latitude. democrats have not. they believe he is more aggressive in computer surveillance than george bush. that's not what they voted for, and the president is responding to that pressure with this call for reform. >> axelrod: major garrett with the president in martha's vineyard, thank you. the state department says 18 diplomatic posts in the middle east closed all this week because of a terror threat will reopen tomorrow. the embassy in yemen will remain closed, as will the consulate in lahore, pakistan, closed this past thursday due to a separate thread. today marks the end of the bloodiest ramadan in iraq in years. there was a wave of car bombings that targeted cafes. this has been the deadliest ramadan in six years in iraq. russia's new law banning expressions of supports for gay rights continues to generate an international backlash. we saw that today in the streets of london where opponents targeted next year's winter olympics in russia. here's charlie d'agata. >> gay rights for russia! >> reporter: a progay rally like this outside downey street in london today would be outlaud on
PBS
Aug 30, 2013 8:30pm PDT
and continued through george bush's years in office, 2008. >> president obama inherited the recession in 2009 and lasted for six months. it officially ended in june of 2009, president obama's first term. when the recession hit in 2007, unemployment was at 4.7%. today, it is at 7.4%. so, unemployment is still 2.7% higher than what it was before the great recession, 2007-2009. item, job losses. during the 2007-2009 reception, 8.7 million jobs were lost, but since 2009 end, 6.7 million jobs have been created over the four-year period, 2009 to 2013. that means we are still at a deficit of 2 million jobs. >> do you have the impression sitting here as five auditors? >> i hope not. >> you want to do anything with these numbers before we all collapse of bored em? >> ? >> all of us who work in print and media have seen what happens with the seismic changes like amazon and the new internet economy that we are in. this also offers a lot of opportunities. jeff bazo's taking over the washington post, for example. he understands distribution, how to get books out right away. the post knows newspapers. >> t
LINKTV
Aug 29, 2013 5:30am PDT
george bush. >> a targeted, focused effort at people who are on a list of active terrorists who are trying to go in and harm americans. >> the geopolitical landscape has forced the u.s. president to reengage, first in libya. obama reluctantly entered the conflict, pushed by france and the u.k. the united states took command of operations for a few days before handing over to nato. the president referred to see the britain and -- to see britain and france shoulder most of the raid. with syria, obama has little choice. in 2009, he drew a red line on the use of chemical weapons which now seems to have been crossed. >> the president understands that his credibility is at stake in ways that he really has to balance this against a strong public opinion in united states against any significant intervention in syria or anywhere else in the middle east. >> the president may have a tough job convincing america. according to a recent poll, nearly 60% of americans are against any type of military intervention in syria. >> every year, thousands of undocumented migrants tempt their fate trave
CNN
Aug 29, 2013 1:00pm PDT
? the implications of u.s. military action in syria. plus, is former president george w. bush trying to rewrite history? why some are furious over a new hurricane katrina exhibit at the bush library. when we made our commitment to the gulf, bp had two big goals: help the gulf recover and learn from what happened so we could be a better, safer energy company. i can tell you - safety is at the heart of everything we do. we've added cutting-edge technology, like a new deepwater well cap and a state-of-the-art monitoring center, where experts watch over all drilling activity twenty-four-seven. and we're sharing what we've learned, so we can all produce energy more safely. our commitment has never been stronger. over 20 million drivers are insured with geico. so get a free rate quote today. i love it! how much do you love it? animation is hot...and i think it makes geico's 20 million drivers message very compelling, very compelling. this is some really strong stuff! so you turned me into a cartoon...lovely. geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. [ beeping ]
FOX News
Aug 10, 2013 1:00am PDT
, attack. george bush got reelected to a second term with a constant attack from the media and the democrats. in fact, many of the things the media won't report on barack obama, they would attack george bush for. he still managed to get reelected. conservative that's the they take the high road, once they have a critical issue, it resonates like the irs scandal, like obamacare. >> i'm actually heading to frank's vineyard. but it's just a pub down the street. >>> darling of the left richard dawkins facing friendly fire after criticizing islam. where's the outcry when christianity is attacked? we'll examine the double standard. >>> then it's war. as more and more restaurants ban kids. you know those little creatures? and more and more parents are fighting back. we hop0i0i@&@f q q0q?????j >>> celebrity, he is under fair for mocking muslims. he wrote all the world's muslims have fewer nobel prizes than trinity college, cambridge. they did great things in the middle ages though. this has sparked outrage from the west. where is the liberal back lash when christianity is att
Current
Aug 5, 2013 3:00am PDT
people are like. >> what could possibly go wrong in eight years of george bush? >> my producer just coughed up a hairball. >>sorry. >>just be grateful current tv doesn't come in "smell-o-vision" >> oh come on! the sweatshirt is nice and all, but i could use a golden lasso. (vo)only on current tv. cenk off air>>> alright in 15 minutes we're going to do the young turks! i think the number 1 thing than viewers like about the young turks is that were honest. they know that i'm not bsing them for some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know i'm going to be the first one to call them out. cenk on air>> what's unacceptable is how washington continues to screw cenk off air>>> i don't want the middle class taking the brunt of the spending cuts and all the different programs that wind up hurting the middle class. cenk on air>>> you got to go to the local level, the state level and we have to fight hard to make sure they can't buy our politics anymore. cenk off air>>> and they can question if i'm right about that. but i think the audi
FOX News
Aug 1, 2013 5:00pm PDT
going back sadly to the george w. bush years when, you know, he looked into his soul and he could see the real man of vladimir putin. students of russia and people who understand russia, i think, believe that in the era of the new openness after the collapse of the soviet union, there is still a strain and a very strong strain now, of the old lurch to more totalitarian or communist thought. clearly putin has been of that mind set. he is not changing. doesn't mean we can't work with him on some things. but we have to be much more realistic. >> putin doesn't care about snowden. he couldn't care less with him. he is using this. >> to prop himself up. >> show how tough he is. i'm much tougher than your guy. and that's what he is doing. so, if it were me. if i were barack obama, number one, i wouldn't say anything publicly because that strengthens putin. that gives him more power. i would send kerry over there. pretty soon. >> oh, god. that's going to be a disaster. >> bill: kerry, you might not like him, but kerry can be forceful. >> he has done so well on the middle east peace process. >
Current
Aug 12, 2013 3:00am PDT
in eight years of george bush? >> my producer just coughed up a hairball. >>sorry. >>just be grateful current tv doesn't come in "smell-o-vision" >> oh come on! the sweatshirt is nice and all, but i could use a golden lasso. (vo)only on current tv. if you believe in state's rights but still support the drug war you must be high. >> "viewpoint" digs deep into the issues of the day. >> do you think there is any chance we'll ever hear the president even say the word "carbon tax"? >> with an opened mind... >> has the time finally come for real immigration reform? >> ...and a distinctly satirical point of view. >> but you mentioned great leadership so i want to talk about donald rumsfeld. >> (laughter) >> cutting throught the clutter of today's top stories. >> this is the savior of the republican party? i mean really? >> ... with a unique perspective. >> teddy rosevelt was a weak asmatic kid who never played sports until he was a grown up. >> (laughter) >> ... and lots of fancy buzz words. >> family values, speding, liberty, economic freedom, hard-working moms, crushing debt, cute little p
FOX News
Aug 31, 2013 1:00pm PDT
of then senator biden threatening to impeach then president george bush if he did not get congressional approval before going into iraq. this is becoming a cauldron of uncertainty. it is not good for the region -- >> president clinton lost some missiles in afghanistan. a lot has been written about how that in the end lead to 9/11. you never know about the unintended consequences here, do you? >> no, you don't. president clinton lobbed some missiles into southern iraq and at that point, a lot of people, a lot of our enemies took the notion that we were a paper tiger, that we were not willing to follow through with the actions and that we wanted to just do something. now is not the time to just do something. we ought to have a plan and now that the president has backed up , it is time to all come together and figure out what is it we really want to do that is in the national security interestses of the united states of america and then do it. >> i wanted to -- what greg just mentioned leads into my question. this is all coming down on the anniversary of 9/11. if the house votes what is the chance
FOX News
Aug 6, 2013 10:00am PDT
president george w. bush recovering after doctors perform a serious heart -- find a serious heart condition and perform a dangerous procedure. >>> claiming the government's not broke and that the feds have a right to collect more money out of your pocket. >> the bottom line is we're not broke. there's plenty of money. it's just the government doesn't have it. the government has a right, the government and the people of the united states have a right to run the programs of the united states. [ male announcer ] you'll never see weekday lunch the same again! it's red lobster's rlunch. seven selections made for your lunch break, like simp tacos and grilled shrimp salad with soup. all jt $7.99. come inoday for rlunch and sea food differently. >>> fox news alert, breaking new details on the terror threat triggering now evacuations as well as embassy shut downs around the world. it starts with the americans in yemen now being told to pack up and get out. welcome to a brand new hour of american live. i'm jamie colby. >> i amnes'm gregg jarrett, in megyn kelly. the u.s. air force gets 70 americans i
CNN
Aug 30, 2013 10:00am PDT
familiar? some say it sounds like a decade ago when he heard george w. bush make his case for war in iraq. the similarities are just a few. take a listen. >> the iraqi regime is a serious and growing threat to peace. on the commands of a dictator, the regime is armed with bilogical and chemical weapons. it possesses ballistic missiles and promotes international terror and seeks nuclear weapons. >> my next guest says there are far more differences between president bush's action in iraq ten years ago and president obama's desire to act in syria. jane newton small is time magazine's correspondent. good to see you as always. we should let our audience know setting up those similarities, that's the first line from your article. tell us why you think they're not similar. >> well, first of all, the object of the action and that regime change. about ten years ago george w. bush really wanted to topple hussein. barack obama does not want to topple assad because they're very worried if they do there will be a vacuum of power in syria and it will become a failed state and al qaeda could take over.
FOX News
Aug 30, 2013 7:00pm PDT
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CNN
Aug 30, 2013 9:00am PDT
an answer to. >> george bush is weighing in. he admits this is a tough choice for president obama but he also adds he's been no fan of the syrian president assad. >> i can comment about this. the president's got a tough choice to make. if he decides to use our military, he'll have the greatest military ever. backing him up. >> what has syria been like for the u.s. in the eight years you served? the feeling they had in supporting the insurgency, there was no doubt about that, am i correct? >> i was not fan of mr. assad. he's an ally of iran. he's made mischief. >> made mischief and for a long time he felt toward america. >> and the president will have to make a tough decision. >> what about the rest of the world saying we're not too sure. we're going to wait for the u.n. you've been through that before. >> the president has to make a tough call. i know you're trying to rope me into the issues of the day. i refuse to be roped in. >> assad making mischief. another former president weighing in. jimmy carter says the u.s. should not take unilateral action against syria. in statement former pr
NBC
Aug 4, 2013 8:00am PDT
and george w. bush's approach in the war on terror. i will agree with rick on one point, and that is we do live in a post-benghazi world, especially when it comes to embassy protection. and there are a lot of families of people who were killed at benghazi that wish they'd gone on this sort of alert. so this is, this is, benghazi is the 800-pound elephant that nobody's speaking about on this matter. that's why so many embassies have been shut down. but i don't know that there would be a lot of people saying it's because of the tim duncan ti of barack obama but rather the mistakes made in benghazi. >> look, drone policy is one policy. what we've seen is an administration that has refused to confront radical islam, that embraced the muslim brotherhood in egypt and now you see the consequences of that and what's happened there. they have not been -- they won't even use the word "terror." they have withdrawn politically from the engagement and fight. yeah, sure, they're going after bad guys with drone programs, but that is not a comprehensive policy -- >> but, rick, i have not, if you've watche
MSNBC
Aug 7, 2013 1:00am PDT
regarding our 43rd president, george w. bush is in good health and good condition tonight following heart surgery, angioplasty, the insertion of a stint into his heart to alleviate a dangerous blockage there. the former president's prognosis is reportedly good. he, of course, is it famously fit and physically active. we, of course, wish mr. bush a full and speedy recovery. we wish all the best to his family. as we got that news today about that health development for him, coincidentally one particular part of the legacy of the bush presidency loomed very large over today's news. and that story is next. >>> if you look at president obama's schedule any day of the week or month or year, this is usually the first thing you see on that schedule. the president and vice president received the presidential daily briefing. the first thing in the morning, it happens day after day after day after day. it's very consistent. this is pretty much how every day starts for the president of the united states and usually the vice president, too. the presidential daily briefing, the pdb. it's the daily docu
MSNBC
Aug 8, 2013 2:00am EDT
, the cold war back? >> basically. this is a very hawkish wing when george w. bush a decade ago said he looked into putin's eye and saw a good soul, they didn't believe it then. >> do they miss their teddy bear? >> this is an opportunity to take it farther. >> here's more guys, jump in here john. rick santorum, jim demint, my god, jim demint, and john bolton, who can't wait to get back in power, talking about the global terrorist alert as an excuse to hit the president. they said he's being weak because he put us on watch. let's watch him. >> i think it's really a consequence of the policies of this administration. if you look at benghazi and what happened, we haven't seen anything from this administration really go after the people who were responsible or the network behind it. and i'm sure if you're looking at it from a terrorist perspective, you say, well, here's a administration that's pulling back, that's timid. >> our attempt to placate parts of the world, reset, whether it's russia or somewhere else, are clearly not working, and the perception of weakness in this administration i
MSNBC
Aug 2, 2013 3:00pm PDT
, the jobs chart. when president george w. bush, whose father nominated this judge to the federal court by the way, who made the ruling against health care, george bush left office, junior. the private sector was shedding jobs month after month. after president obama, we now have had 41 straight months of private sector job growth. and all that progress happened despite gop obstruction and derangement. is that right? >> yeah, that certainly is true. and by the way, if you drew a line in that graph where the recovery act took place, you'd actually see that it was an inflection point that some of those numbers started to turn right around that point. in other words, not only has the economy improved as the recession recedes in the rear view mirror, but back when the president took office, he was able to get some compromise out of members of congress. he had more democrats to work with back then as well. and to apply policies that actually helped. now, just this past week, the president went to republicans and said i've got a deal for you. i'm going to give you a big cut on the corporate t
MSNBC
Aug 9, 2013 10:00am PDT
that he sent a telegram of get well to george w. bush to emphasize there was an american. he got along with very well. if you were in the east room today in. >> does he need john boehner? does he need to have a better relationship with john boehner? to chuck's point earlier about mitch mcconnell, he's not going to do any deals with the democratic led white house on a grand bargain or anything else because of primary challenge in 2014. does president obama need a better relationship than he currently has which is basically no relationship with john boehner to get something big done? >> dennis is working on those relationships. maggie, what would you like to ask president obama today? >> i would like to ask him to explain the contradictory statements out of the white house and from him about the nsa surveillance program and what is the case and what isn't? >> all good questions. i think -- presumably some of those will be asked. thanks to you, chuck. god speed as you head to the white house where it will be an interesting press conference. >>> more rain is adding to the misery today in p
MSNBC
Aug 29, 2013 3:00pm PDT
, by the way, there were lots of republicans, over 60 who supported a minimum wage increase when george bush proposed it the last time we raised it back in 2007. so this is not an issue that is that foreign to republicans, in no small part but it just polls through the roof. people recognize that a wage floor of $7.25 not a very low wage floor in our economy, but very low by measures of other advanced economies is something that is popular because, a, it doesn't have any budgetary implications. and b, it helps working people get reconnected to a growing economy that has largely left them behind. >> you know, you're right. because when you look at the polling, polls show raising minimum wage is really hugely popular. gallup poll found 71% of americans support it, including 75% of moderates, and even 54% of conservatives. and the fight for higher minimum wage goes all the way back to the first march on washington. did you know, jared, the organizers wanted a national minimum wage to, quote, give all americans a decent standard of living. this is in the '63 march. they wanted it to be $2 an hou
MSNBC
Aug 30, 2013 5:00pm PDT
worried about presidents who act unilaterally and he's doing it again just like george bush did. we made george bush come back to the congress and get a vote before we went into iraq. the congress, i think, made a mistake in doing it, but at least we all took responsibility for what happened. in this one, the president is taking it all on himself. what's the hurry and what is the goal? what are you expecting to be the goal that we accomplish day two after we've shot in 50 tomahawk missiles? when we have taken out assad? is that the goal? or is it take out the syrian army? or is it to lay the country waste to make rubble? what is it we are intending to get out of this? >> you clearly want a vote on this, and some of our viewers have been tweeting about this and there's a lot of consternation, obviously, as we stand now in the precipice of what looks like another war in the middle eve. one viewer writing into me, the president needs a vote here if for no other reason to have cover for what happens afterwards. do you think there will be political recriminations after the fact if the preside
PBS
Aug 14, 2013 11:00pm PDT
don't think about him anymore. what does k.g.b. thug mean? wasn't the first george bush the head of the c.i.a.? >> nobody ever called george bush a thug. >> maybe that's the point. by the way, i don't know anything that putin has done thuggish. >> rose: really? >> he just has a terrific wit. personally. what has he done? >> rose: well, i don't know. >> has he killed anybody? >> rose: well, a lot of journalists have had a hard time in russia. you might argue that the head of russia would be relentless in making sure that that was not circumstances that he would find acceptable in russia. political opponents,, khodorkovsky, look at the whole range of people who challenged putin and found themselves in a very bad place. >> that's correct. the editor of the russian newspaper, the most opposition -- >> rose: this is one gorbachev had some interest in for a sfwhil >> he owns 10%. four or five of its correspondents have been assassinated or killed. four or five. >> rose: by whom? >> here's the answer. >> the leadership of the newspaper, the editors of this newspaper do not believe for a
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